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2021 Photo Journal Tokai (東海)

The Black Sand Beaches of Miho

There was a national holiday last Thursday, so I decided to take a ferry to Miho in Shizuoka. The place is famous for its beaches and a beautiful view of Mount Fuji if the weather is good. As the day went on, I found myself getting overly warm and ended up taking several quick dips to cool down.

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2021 Photo Journal

お月見 (Moon Watching)

Last night was the night of the September Full Moon. In Japan, I am told there is a tradition of eating special rice cakes while admiring it. Since yesterday was such a special day, along with it being my last time seeing a certain elderly student, I was gifted with a box of the appropriate sweets and a can of green tea to go with them. However, due to the overcast weather and plans to move the next morning, I couldn’t spend as much time watching the moon as I would have liked.

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2021 Photo Journal

Preparing to Say Goodbye

My stay in Shizuoka is coming to an end next week, so I’ve been preparing my apartment, getting thinga in order for my replacement, and saying a lot of goodbyes. As much as I love Aichi, I’m really going to miss everyone in Shizuoka and the outgoing atmosphere found here. I hope when things become a bit better, I can visit frequently during my holidays.

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2021 Photo Journal

No-Go Zone

Due to the current State of Emergency through out major parts of Japan, a lot of public seating has been closed to keep people from gathering. This picture is from a recent trip to Nagoya, on the day I recieved my second Covid vaccine.

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Crab Close Up

“I was told that you could make me a star.”

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River and Clouds

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2021 Photo Journal Photographer's Note

10 Year Anniversary

In the evening of April 29th 2011, I uploaded my first post on this blog. Never had I imagined that I could be continuing to do so many years later. Nor did I ever imagine that I would meet so many wonderful people or receive such kind support. Thank you all for these past 10 years and I look forward to what tomorrow will bring.

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2021 Photo Journal

Yayoi

The dignified queen of the cafe.

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A River in Mid-Afternoon

On one of the few days where it wasn’t rainy or too hot, I went for a walk. In my city, there is this river, which hosts a wide array of life, including flying fish.

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Sunflower

The supermarket was selling sunflowers a while back, so I bought a few to decorate my apartment.